Hourglass Adorn, Bare, Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oils Reviews & Swatches

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Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)

Adorn

Hourglass Adorn No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted) ($49.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a glossy, jelly-like finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with even translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through. The consistency was smooth, non-sticky, and like a creamy-gel–plush but not heavy at all. This shade applied more smoothly to my lips than others in the line-up as it didn’t emphasize my lip lines. It lasted for three and a half hours but felt hydrating over time.

Note: I had significant issues getting three of the six shades in this formula to dispense product due to the packaging. I was able to successfully manipulate the packaging enough to get it to eventually dispense product, but please make sure you check out the overview for a full sob story on what that entailed (and what nobody should have to deal with on a $49-a-pop product!).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$49.00/0.25 oz. - $196.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be an "advanced anti-aging treatment" that "conditions lips" and "boost moisture levels, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of lip shape, volume, and softness" (it contains Saliporine-8, VOlulip, and Viamerine, per the brand). Unless it's something worn exclusively and for an extended period of time, it is hard to really measure (and even then... we're always talking minor improvements!) those anti-aging claims.

I have been a long-time fan of Hourglass' original (clear) Lip Oil and have found it to be an ultra-hydrating and conditioning formula. It has been one I reach for after a long lip-swatch-athon when I need the extra TLC. The tinted version feels exactly the same: plush, smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky. It is not the longest wearing lip balm I have in my arsenal (the tacky ones always last the best), but it does last for several hours while sleeping.

The tinted versions offers a noticeable tint that's semi-sheer to medium in coverage but translucent, so the natural lip color comes through. Some shades go on quite nicely with an even, smooth delivery of color while others settled into my lip lines. They don't leave a stain behind, and the wear time ranged from four to five hours, depending on how much drinking was done.

But let's take a moment to speak on a product that retails for $49 a pop--that makes it one of the more expensive formulas on the market--and the fact that of the six shades, the packaging is extremely unreliable. Three of the six shades required a lot of fussing, such as removing the packaging, banging the tube on the side of a tabletop, pressing and pressing, holding and jabbing the interior mechanism down, etc. to get the applicator to actually dispense product.

Luckily, I was able to, eventually, get product to dispense normally from all six shades but per user reviews on various retailer websites... this is not an infrequent issue (being unable to dispense product). I had the most success by removing the gold applicator, pulling and gently trying to twist the interior dispensing mechanism, and then trying to dispense product. You'll know if it's working at all by looking in the window on the tube, as you'll see the product move up slightly.

I'm not a huge fan of the applicator; I don't find it that useful for actual applicator, though it's better than a flocked doe-foot applicator, which can get pretty gross over time as it absorbs product (this one can be wiped down if desired).

Browse all of our Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted) swatches.

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Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)

Bare

Hourglass Bare No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted) ($49.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a glossy, jelly-like finish. It had medium coverage that could have applied more evenly. The product settled into my lip lines noticeably–not just deeper, vertical lines but horizontal and then some. The texture was lightweight, creamy and more like a plush gel that wasn’t tacky. While it was moisturizing, it lasted for three and a half hours on me.

Note: I had significant issues getting three of the six shades in this formula to dispense product due to the packaging. I was able to successfully manipulate the packaging enough to get it to eventually dispense product, but please make sure you check out the overview for a full sob story on what that entailed (and what nobody should have to deal with on a $49-a-pop product!).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$49.00/0.25 oz. - $196.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be an "advanced anti-aging treatment" that "conditions lips" and "boost moisture levels, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of lip shape, volume, and softness" (it contains Saliporine-8, VOlulip, and Viamerine, per the brand). Unless it's something worn exclusively and for an extended period of time, it is hard to really measure (and even then... we're always talking minor improvements!) those anti-aging claims.

I have been a long-time fan of Hourglass' original (clear) Lip Oil and have found it to be an ultra-hydrating and conditioning formula. It has been one I reach for after a long lip-swatch-athon when I need the extra TLC. The tinted version feels exactly the same: plush, smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky. It is not the longest wearing lip balm I have in my arsenal (the tacky ones always last the best), but it does last for several hours while sleeping.

The tinted versions offers a noticeable tint that's semi-sheer to medium in coverage but translucent, so the natural lip color comes through. Some shades go on quite nicely with an even, smooth delivery of color while others settled into my lip lines. They don't leave a stain behind, and the wear time ranged from four to five hours, depending on how much drinking was done.

But let's take a moment to speak on a product that retails for $49 a pop--that makes it one of the more expensive formulas on the market--and the fact that of the six shades, the packaging is extremely unreliable. Three of the six shades required a lot of fussing, such as removing the packaging, banging the tube on the side of a tabletop, pressing and pressing, holding and jabbing the interior mechanism down, etc. to get the applicator to actually dispense product.

Luckily, I was able to, eventually, get product to dispense normally from all six shades but per user reviews on various retailer websites... this is not an infrequent issue (being unable to dispense product). I had the most success by removing the gold applicator, pulling and gently trying to twist the interior dispensing mechanism, and then trying to dispense product. You'll know if it's working at all by looking in the window on the tube, as you'll see the product move up slightly.

I'm not a huge fan of the applicator; I don't find it that useful for actual applicator, though it's better than a flocked doe-foot applicator, which can get pretty gross over time as it absorbs product (this one can be wiped down if desired).

Browse all of our Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted) swatches.

Ingredients

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)
Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted)

Cameo

Hourglass Cameo No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted) ($49.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, peachy coral with moderate, warm undertones and a glossy, jelly-like finish. It had sheer coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips, though there was still a bit of product that settled into a few lip lines, which was a surprise. The product had a smooth, more cream-gel consistency that was plush and thicker in feel but not heavy nor was it tacky. It lasted decently for three hours and was moisturizing while worn.

Note: I had significant issues getting three of the six shades in this formula to dispense product due to the packaging. I was able to successfully manipulate the packaging enough to get it to eventually dispense product, but please make sure you check out the overview for a full sob story on what that entailed (and what nobody should have to deal with on a $49-a-pop product!).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$49.00/0.25 oz. - $196.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be an "advanced anti-aging treatment" that "conditions lips" and "boost moisture levels, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of lip shape, volume, and softness" (it contains Saliporine-8, VOlulip, and Viamerine, per the brand). Unless it's something worn exclusively and for an extended period of time, it is hard to really measure (and even then... we're always talking minor improvements!) those anti-aging claims.

I have been a long-time fan of Hourglass' original (clear) Lip Oil and have found it to be an ultra-hydrating and conditioning formula. It has been one I reach for after a long lip-swatch-athon when I need the extra TLC. The tinted version feels exactly the same: plush, smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky. It is not the longest wearing lip balm I have in my arsenal (the tacky ones always last the best), but it does last for several hours while sleeping.

The tinted versions offers a noticeable tint that's semi-sheer to medium in coverage but translucent, so the natural lip color comes through. Some shades go on quite nicely with an even, smooth delivery of color while others settled into my lip lines. They don't leave a stain behind, and the wear time ranged from four to five hours, depending on how much drinking was done.

But let's take a moment to speak on a product that retails for $49 a pop--that makes it one of the more expensive formulas on the market--and the fact that of the six shades, the packaging is extremely unreliable. Three of the six shades required a lot of fussing, such as removing the packaging, banging the tube on the side of a tabletop, pressing and pressing, holding and jabbing the interior mechanism down, etc. to get the applicator to actually dispense product.

Luckily, I was able to, eventually, get product to dispense normally from all six shades but per user reviews on various retailer websites... this is not an infrequent issue (being unable to dispense product). I had the most success by removing the gold applicator, pulling and gently trying to twist the interior dispensing mechanism, and then trying to dispense product. You'll know if it's working at all by looking in the window on the tube, as you'll see the product move up slightly.

I'm not a huge fan of the applicator; I don't find it that useful for actual applicator, though it's better than a flocked doe-foot applicator, which can get pretty gross over time as it absorbs product (this one can be wiped down if desired).

Browse all of our Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil (Tinted) swatches.

Ingredients

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Adorn would be my pick of the litter. However, I won’t be chancing getting a flubbed component. Not at that high coinage! I’m looking more at Fenty’s balms instead, I think. This summer has literally KILLED my poor lips 😣

Okay… So this is basically a lipgloss, with an awful dispenser, which retails 50 dollars… I do not understand. Maybe the problem is that I don’t really understand glosses. Regardless tha brand and the price point, They appear all the same to me. Luxury brand or drugstore, I fell the feature are the same : glossy, sheer, almost no variation across the shade range and limited longevity.. and these make no exception to me

There are many other points of considerations that may be oblivious to you since you it’s not your favorite category. They have their merits for people who like them. Like me.

I don’t like highly pigmented lip colors safe for matte bullets and for bold colors only. Most formulas are thick, drying and accentuate lip lines, for me. For the most part, I would not spend money on this type of products, while I don’t mind paying Gucci price for a tinted balm. I do understand, though, why some people like highly pigmented lip colors.

Yes, I got your point. I agree that much depends on personal tastes and likes. That’s only my opinion, but I know that many people like glosses! That’s the fun of makeup, there are a lot of differents products to suit every taste

Exactly! We are amazingly spoiled with choices nowadays it’s insane. And people may complain about the new trend rolling in every other year but it actually gives the opportunity for people with different taste to a much greater selection of formulas since brands would race to have their products front and center on the many different trends.

I have been waiting for this whole “no makeup” makeup look for literally years since I watched Lost. I loved Evangeline Lilly’s look on the show but back then there was not much products that can get you there. And now every brands and their goats would have sheer something in their offering.

Tinted balms, lip oils, lip glosses and sheer moisturising lipcolors are my favorite categories of lip products. I don’t often have time/often forget to touch up my makeup when I work, so I love something I can easily apply at my desk. And I have LOTS of them (obviously not as much as you, Christine). This HG lip oil is by far one of the worst I’ve ever tried. It’s pungent to begin with. I don’t understand why a lip treatment would have a gajillion irritating essential oils. It doesn’t glide and feel plush. It coats my dried up flakes on my lips instead of fixing it.

I really love the formula as a lip oil – the original I’ve repurchased a few times, but the tinted ones don’t have the evenness in application that I’d expect!

I think it’s just I have different expectation on how a lip oil would make my lips look. My idea was how my lips looked like after eating a plate of deep fried snacks from my homecountry, that glossy wet look. That notwithstanding, I personally cannot stand the smell. I really wanted to love it though. I want to feel bougie with that 24k gold lip applicator. 😀

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